The Eritrean Sibyl; from the series of Prophets and Sibyls in the Sistine Chapel

Engraving; first state of five | 57 x 43.2cm | 1570-75

Giorgio Ghisi

As explained by Boorsch (in Boorsch, Lewis and Lewis 1985, p. 164) the dates of 1540 and 1549 engraved on some of the plates from the series is false. The plates should rather be dated to the early 1570s.

Credit: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Goodwin M. Brei...
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